The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Senior Manager will lead IRC’s GBV emergency response programming in new and existing locations in Unity State and ensure that all programming is implemented in line with IRC’s GBV Emergency Response Model and in line with global best practices. She/he will be responsible for leading GBV assessments/ overseeing the whole program cycle, capacity building, mentoring and supervision of WPE staff, , coordination with external actors and donors, representation, reporting and ensure financial and logistical controls are implemented according to IRC protocols.
The position will be a roving (Ajoung Thok, Bentiu and Koch) and technically reports to the WPE Coordinator
• Oversee the implementation of IRC’s emergency programming in Unity State to ensure it meets GBV best practice and adapts IRC GBV Emergency Response model to the South Sudan context
• Support the WPE Program managers and field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community.
• With the support of the M&E team, develop and/or improve monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the WPE program, ensuring that WPE teams in the field actively monitor set indicators and evolving concerns of the target communities.
• Review progress in achieving program objectives and targets in collaboration with the program managers and guide in course correction.
• Draft and review internal and external reports for the WPE team, with support from WPE managers.
• In collaboration with program managers, review Budget vs. Actual reports for WPE programs on a monthly basis.
• Provide guidance, oversight and support to WPE interventions in Unity State to improve the provision of quality case management and psychosocial support services to meet the needs of women and girls in emergencies.
• Lead trainings on GBV case management, GBV emergency response and preparedness, Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors for staff and partners.
• Lead GBV assessments to identify patterns and risks of GBV and assess gaps to inform responses.
• Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place and harmonized advocacy and ethical data sharing.
• Lead in the development of psychosocial interventions at the safe spaces that promote coping, resilience and strengthen supportive networks among women and girls
• Support in the implementation of a robust Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for all objectives, indicators and activities that is consistent across locations and feeds into evidence-based programming.
Staff Supervision & Development
• Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
• Directly supervise the WPE Managers and hold regular performance reviews.
• Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probation reviews and annual performance reviews.
• Oversee the recruitment of WPE staff, in coordination with HR and WPE Coordinator.
• Ensure trainings and capacity building opportunities for staff on technical and project management skills.
• Ensure that staff understands and adhere to IRC’s security policies and procedure
• Ensure that staff understands and adhere to the humanitarian principles.
• Support implementation and ensure adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
• Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance and Grant departments to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
• Ensure high-quality IRC and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements.
• Lead in the development and design of new grants for follow up funding that respond to needs identified in all locations in line with IRC Outcome and evidence framework and South Sudan Country Strategy priorities.
• Develop and maintain effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes.
Coordination, Advocacy & Representation
• Build relationships with partners, government, other NGOs and UN agencies to establish/strengthen appropriate GBV referral systems to ensure survivors access services in a timely and confidential manner and enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
• Coordinate and lead advocacy efforts with other actors and sectors, particularly WASH, Food and Nutrition, Shelter, Livelihoods, Health; and ensure specific measures are put in place to mitigate risks of GBV among women and girls by these sectors in line with the provision in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guideline for response and prevention of GBV in humanitarian settings.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Position Reports to: Field Coordinator(s) with technical reporting to the WPE Coordinator.
Position directly supervises: WPE program Managers
Other internal contacts: Grants, Finance, HR and Supply Chain team, Field Coordinators Program Managers, Coordinators, Deputy Director Programmes
Other external contacts: Relevant other stakeholders e.g. UN bodies, Donors, other non-governmental organizations, government bodies, inter-agency groups and clusters
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, gender studies, Public health, social work, humanities or other related discipline.
• Four years of relevant programme and staff management experience, with at least 3 years of GBV programme management in emergencies experience. Preferably experience in a highly volatile environment.
• Demonstrate clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
• Previous experience leading teams on GBV response and risk mitigation strategies in emergencies.
• Experience facilitating trainings and workshops on responding to and preventing GBV,
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and working with a diverse portfolio of donors and knowledge of specific donor guidelines (BPRM, OFDA, UN, SIDA etc.)
• Familiar with emergency contexts and issues
• Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
• Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
• Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization.
• Comfortable attending and facilitating meetings and representing GBV issues.
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
The security level is Orange. The situation is calm but unpredictable as it is on the front line between opposition and government forces. There has been active conflict in the area on several occasions and staff have been evacuated in the past due to crossfire.
Lodging is a shared container. Field compounds have common latrines and showers. All IRC sites have electricity and internet at least several hours per day. Food is the individual’s responsibility.
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.